14 June 2008
Match drilling horizontal stab spars and skins
|spars and ribs assembled (Full size)|
I clecoed all the spars, nose ribs, and main ribs together, and match drilled all the parts together.
|Closer picture of assembled spars and ribs (Full size)|
After match drilling all parts. I disassembled them, and deburred the holes.
|Right hs skin in jig, preparing for skin drilling (Full size)|
I cut out the airfoil shape in the two pieces of plywood supplied in the kit and screwed them to 2x4's. Then I put the right hand skin in the jigs, and put in the nose ribs. The inside rib was quite difficult to get in, until I fluted the end of the rib some. After that they all went in very easy. Everything lined up perfectly. Quite amazing.
|Removing protective plastic on left hs skin (Full size)|
Here I am removing some of the blue plastic on the inside of the left hand hs skin. I did the same on the right side previously, but didn't take a picture. After this, I assembled the left hand hs to match drill it's skin also. This time everything went together perfect, no problems putting in any of the nose ribs.
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